Departing at 2.30pm Village driver, Paul, will take residents on a mystery drive around the local area, stopping at a suitable establishment for refreshments. Limited spaces, booking essential.
Each village has its own event organiser and a varied program of events and activities to suit all interests. Please see below for news of all our events activities at Painswick Village.
Please download the PDF for the latest activities and events programme for Painswick.
1.30pm Depart to Sudeley Castle. (Return journey 4.30pm - £13.95pp)
Outside, the castle is surrounded by a breathtaking 1,200 acre estate and ten award-winning gardens. The centrepiece is the Queens Garden, so named because four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – once walked upon the original Tudor Parterre.
Sudeley Castle & Gardens is also the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within its grounds – Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six wives. Today visitors can explore the beautiful 15th century church where she lies entombed.
Depart at 2.30pm to Trench Hill Gardens, Sheepscombe
Approx 3 acres set in small woodland with panoramic views. Variety of herbaceous and mixed borders, rose garden, extensive vegetable plots, wild flower areas, plantings of spring bulbs with thousands of snowdrops and hellebores, woodland walk, 2 small ponds, waterfall and larger conservation pond. Interesting wooden sculptures, many within the garden. Run on organic principles.
(£4 pp entry and home made teas available. Return journey 4pm)
3.30pm - 4.30pm Join Kay in the Café for a discussion group "The Art of Conversation"
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3pm in the Auditorium - Representatives of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity will be here to tell us all about the valuable work they do, with refreshments and a Q & A time after.